Dora Melinda Jefferson

21 October 1884–12 April 1943 (Age 58)
Thayer, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Dora Melinda

When Dora Melinda Jefferson was born on 21 October 1884, in Thayer, Nebraska, United States, her father, Iverson Alverian “Iva” Jefferson, was 30 and her mother, Sarah Jane Davenport, was 26. She married Boliver Lewis Light on 9 December 1903, in Washington, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Munden, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Rose Creek Township, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 1943, in Richmond, Contra Costa, California, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Ida Cemetery, Munden, Republic, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Boliver Lewis Light
Dora Melinda Jefferson
Marriage: 9 December 1903
John Wesley Light
Vera L Light
Velda Marie Light
George Ivan Light
Donald Edward Light
Joy Kenneth Light
Mary M. Light

Spouse and Children

9 December 1903
Washington, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 4

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 16

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Jeffrey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Dora Light in household of Ilma Rood, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Dora Light in household of Bolivar L Light, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dova M Light in household of Bolivar L Light, "United States Census, 1930"

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